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by gnair
07 Jun 2016 05:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Levant crisis - III
Replies: 12252
Views: 1133168

Re: Levant crisis - III

Singha , Please, don't stop your very insightful posts. I share them with folks at the office and they are some times in just spaced out shock reading some of the material...including a good Russi friend of mine. Much appreciate your very valuable time and effort...and your perception and interpreta...
by gnair
29 Nov 2015 03:57
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 625647

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

If the jigs and tooling for the phased out Mirage-2000 line is available, then every attempt should be made to bring that in from Dassault. It's a familiar aircraft and there is no need to go through a learning curve from ground up. Besides it's not an obsolete design yet. All it needs is updated av...
by gnair
15 Oct 2015 06:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 233935

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Thanks for the feedback Ramana and Shiv. So back to the basics then..ie. weight reduction.
by gnair
15 Oct 2015 06:08
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 3979
Views: 233935

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Has ADA or HAL ever thought about a Conformal Fuel Tank option over the wings. The wing and body blend looks like it can be re-worked to easily accommodate a good 40 minutes of extra flying as an option. Would anyone be able to give some input on the pros and cons here. Endurance being one of the im...
by gnair
12 Oct 2015 04:49
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015
Replies: 4456
Views: 625647

Re: Indian Military Aviation - 21 Sept 2015

Pipistrel is a known entity in Europe and they've been around. The BSF should get hold of these land anywhere-operate anywhere, where there is a 1,200 ft. dirt strip. And better still you don't need LL-100 AvGas or any aviation fuel to fly it. Regular vehicle gas would do just fine. Not surprised th...
by gnair
14 May 2015 05:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 226780

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

The Colombian experience with the C- 295. (Avro replacement program). Great choice for tactical troop transport, Mid air refuelling, Anti sub warfare, AWACS, Andaman & Nicobar operations among others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Btx-5DEGVvA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4LqzT-b7xE
by gnair
17 Apr 2015 02:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: IAF Re-Equipment Schedule
Replies: 60
Views: 6276

Re: IAF Re-Equipment Schedule

Mig-27 depletion can be replaced with new HAL-built Darin-3 Jaguars with an Elta front end and either a tried and tested upgraded Adour or the proposed HoneyWell option. The tooling and jigs are still around. Only floor space is a concern, possibly occupied by the Hawk production line. It's an optio...
by gnair
16 Mar 2014 03:20
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 137789

Re: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Possibly crossed the Andaman chain for 15 min. taken the 90 degrees north meridian and cut across the Tibet plateau for a non-event(ELT didnt trigger) in Xinjiang or KazStan.
by gnair
14 Mar 2014 22:21
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 137789

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

I have a certain red flag building up in my mind here....from this article: Regarding the crew concerned - Zaharie several times said he was “very nice, very friendly and safety-conscious.” She didn’t want to be named because of company policy prohibiting employees from speaking to the media. Neighb...
by gnair
13 Mar 2014 18:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Malaysian Airlines Flight MH-370 goes missing
Replies: 3102
Views: 137789

Re: Malaysian Arilines Flight MH-370 goes missing

Sorry not connected to the MH story, but this big myth about the DF-21 being able to target something in the open ocean is now all 'out the window'....not even with 10 freakin PRC sats working double time. And we're looking at a static target here, not counting ocean currents.
by gnair
01 Mar 2014 04:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5271
Views: 1142731

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

The article mentions 'billion' dollars in a couple of places, that may not be accurate. It should be million instead.
by gnair
26 Feb 2014 19:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 226780

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

Do consider from an operational point of view, the EMB-145 just requires an airfield of about 4,500ft on a (29.92)std. pressure day, to refuel and get going from one mission to another in the tactical battle space. And these are pretty rugged aircraft to deal with, with minimal ground support. As of...
by gnair
25 Feb 2014 23:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013
Replies: 3929
Views: 226780

Re: Indian Military Aviation- September 29 2013

IJT? Speaking too soon? Despite the last media announcement,signifying a sudden turnaround of the IJT programme,which HAL hopes will attain IOC before the year end,another reports indicate otherwise,saying that there may have to be limited imports if the IJT does not make the grade. A small minorit...
by gnair
25 Feb 2014 07:29
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion
Replies: 4019
Views: 281117

Re: Indian Missiles and Munitions Discussion

A canistered Agni-1 with 1 tonne flowers ( either conventional or other wise) is beginning to emerge as an option not just on the Western border but the North East too. It's got the perfect range to severely disrupt, deny and permanently damage the adversaries logistics footprint for sustained comba...
by gnair
13 Feb 2014 23:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 233409

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Avionics eat up most of the power in the aircraft. LCA is avionics intensive. sivab link shows official range 'depending' Slight digression from the range/endurance topic; I need to confirm this with someone, but I am not sure if electrical power consumption is a drag on engine power. Electricals a...
by gnair
12 Feb 2014 23:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 233409

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

So what's the consensus gentlemen? The significance of range would be for basing. For Outbound traffic: Home/Squad base to Fwd. bases in theatre and the transit time taken to get there, or viz. for Inbound traffic, post action. Where as the significance of Operational Radius would be the 'business e...
by gnair
12 Feb 2014 06:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 233409

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

LCA as an aircraft is cost effective without a doubt and will get progressively efficient as it gets padded-on with newer contemporary technologies. And its definitely bang for the buck from an operational cost-per-block-hour point of view for training, tactics, combat air patrols, reckon. missions,...
by gnair
12 Feb 2014 04:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2408
Views: 515986

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

indranilroy wrote:1) Landing gear is retractable.
2) Props will be hydraulically controlled constant speed feathering propeller.

Thank you Sir!
by gnair
11 Feb 2014 23:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech
Replies: 2408
Views: 515986

Re: UAVs, Drones, Remote Surveillance Tech

So they are getting rid of the Rotax and replacing it with 200HP diesels certainly are a good way to go. Point being, if Rust2 is intended to be operated at between FL250-300 (25-30,000ft) for an endurance exceeding 24hrs, then the Rotax certainly does not cut it. And if it's diesel powered, fuel is...
by gnair
06 Feb 2014 22:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector
Replies: 4208
Views: 821124

Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Sagar G wrote:Looks like props are moving, most probably undergoing Engine Ground Runs.

Would anyone have an inkling as to what engines they are, (2 X Pistons or turbines) ? Unable to verify from pic. if this is an Avgas or Jet-A beast. Thanks in advance.
by gnair
19 Jan 2014 23:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013
Replies: 3957
Views: 233409

Re: LCA News and Discussions, 22-Oct-2013

Developing a stealth LCA MK-3 may be a quick-fix project that both enhances the LCA legacy,plus saves us considerable time in developing the AMCA.It would also be a far cheaper effort.There is no lightweight stealth aircraft available anywhere in the world. Philip don't you think LCA Mk-3 if ever, ...
by gnair
24 Sep 2013 03:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 231125

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

BAE-Hawks should be able to cover every bit of 'offensive ground support' and more, that a Mig-21 covers, if not better. Hope they decide to build up the Hawk inventory to beyond training needs. It should also be able to cover a large profile of what a Naval LCA of the future is hoping to accomplish...
by gnair
09 Sep 2013 19:02
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 231125

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

Thanks. So to get them higher than 10k feet, yet have some decent crew comfort (cant go to the can, with canistered o).. they will need larger MPRs. Correct? I am approaching the issue as higher flight altitude, larger radar horizon etc. But of course, since this is CG, i might be mistaken they mig...
by gnair
05 Sep 2013 23:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 231125

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

If my memory is correct, the Do228 is not pressurised. That would limit its flight altitude and hence sensor footprint That would be correct. Any airframe that is boxy would normally not be pressurized and would have a sweet spot of between 6 and 7,000ft pressure alt. But that does not prevent them...
by gnair
04 Sep 2013 18:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401385

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

can the AN124 land and takeoff in the same kind of places a IL76 can? we really need some 15 of these bad boys to make a dent on the problem, whatever be the problem Theoritically AN124's should be able to operate on the same runway length and weight density on where IL76's operate out of. But the ...
by gnair
20 Aug 2013 23:04
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 231125

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

From the picture atleast, the airfield has no sign of navigation facilities on the ground. No VOR/DME, localiser, glide slope, PAPI/VASI. Unless the C-130 is self-sustainable to find its way here at night and/or on 8 octas cloud cover/over-cast days for a non-precision IFR (instrument) approach, whi...
by gnair
20 Aug 2013 22:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401385

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited [HAL] recently issued a 'Request For Information' [RFI] for a proposal to replace the Gas Turbine-powered turbo-prop engines of the Indian Air Force's [IAF] Hawker Siddeley's Avro HS 748 medium-lift transport aircraft. It seeks to replace the currently used British...
by gnair
17 Aug 2013 08:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 240798

Re: LCA News and Discussions

Avinandan wrote:Noob Pooch : What was that small puff of smoke @0.22 ? Burning Rubber from left Tyre ?

He held the brakes for a second to stop wheel rotation before retracting his undercarriage. It's to avoid wheel rotation and avoid excess heat when it's stowed.
by gnair
17 Aug 2013 08:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA News and Discussions
Replies: 4257
Views: 240798

Re: LCA News and Discussions

It's a 'missed approach - go around' or TOGO for short, if ever it was that seen on footage.
by gnair
26 Jul 2013 20:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401385

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

If the GOI/MOD are really keen on indigenisation,then they should open up the aerospace industry in a major way,allowing pvt. industry to build any type,civilian or military in certain classes.100+ seater passr. regional jet aircraft and below ,all classes of amphibians,multi-role turboprops like t...
by gnair
17 Jun 2013 04:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401385

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Re.The BAE-146 I've had personal experience working with this aircraft in South East Asia, about 12 years ago, and they were pretty good as a freighter with dispatch reliability exceeding 96%. It was a very rugged aircraft able to operate out of airfields with 4,500 feet< runway length. Pretty econ...
by gnair
12 Jun 2013 20:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401385

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Russian engines I am told spin in different directions on both sides of the wing i am told. You're right. Notice the direction markings on the fan in the engines on the IL 476 http://sdelanounas.ru/i/z/m/ZmFybTguc3RhdGljZmxpY2tyLmNvbS83MzEwLzkwMDg3MDE2NjNfNzhkMWE3OGJlNV9vLmpwZz9fX2lkPTM0NzM3.jpg Ho...
by gnair
12 Jun 2013 18:48
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401385

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

I have noticed on a320 also. my wild theory is they correct some turbulent air problem caused by the engine cowl and pylon and make it smoother for the wings (?) have looked at them closely on a320 they are not aerofoils just plain fins and inclined at some 45' to vertical so cannot be lifting devi...
by gnair
12 Jun 2013 18:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401385

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

But this is my two cents, and I am wondering if one of the Guru's can maybe provide me with information on the advantages of a boom. One advantage of a boom as in NATO/USAF refuellng is, on a mission where you've got a broken down jet, there have been cases where it's been towed to the nearest frie...
by gnair
28 May 2013 23:13
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012
Replies: 4215
Views: 231125

Re: Indian Military Aviation- Jan 10 2012

HTT- 40 Better late than never. And the project should continue for the following reasons: 1) Potential Requirement: The requirement is for a platform that goes beyond a basic trainer requirement, that falls in this specific size, weight and class (i.e.. PC-7) with the following additional features:...
by gnair
13 May 2013 08:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401385

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

Poor connectivity is a pity isn't it. I wish there was a nice established directory of all these small to medium size companies across the country, that was contributing in some way or form to the aerospace sector. That would have been a great sourcing reference, even for future export opportunities...
by gnair
13 May 2013 05:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Transport Aircraft for IAF
Replies: 3788
Views: 401385

Re: Transport Aircraft for IAF

One aircraft type which we do not have ,but would be of great value both for civvie and mil. uses is the twin-boom SU-80 STOL light transport. ...remember vividly there was some interest in this platform a long time ago, when Deva Gowda was the PM and he was a guest at one of the Aero-India edition...
by gnair
02 May 2013 19:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: International Aerospace Discussion
Replies: 4918
Views: 745451

Re: International Aerospace Discussion

The chilling crash video of National Air Cargo 747 at Baghram Air Base ....that happened yesterday: That will make a perfect video reference point of what happens when you get the aircraft into a stall. First the post-stall, then left wing stops flying, then the roll over and finally total loss of c...
by gnair
23 Mar 2013 06:50
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Naval Discussion
Replies: 5409
Views: 285999

Re: Indian Naval Discussion

Low cost dispensable missile launch platform for the future, submarine replenishment, off-shore assault platform....just various possibilities.
by gnair
22 Feb 2013 05:28
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Airborne Early Warning & Control: News & Discussion
Replies: 3473
Views: 725291

Re: AEW&C News & Discussion

A good number of the EMB-145 or Gulf Stream class platforms should be emphasized along with the larger Western ones and IL's. Big is great but airfields that support heavies are few and far between. And with a full load of fuel for an extended rendezvous, we are looking at runways in excess of 7,000...

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